August  22, 2016
Dear Families,

I am so excited to have you and your children return on Tuesday, August 23rd. It has been a busy summer with the office team working on facilities, teacher development, administrative development and general preparation for the new school year.

The campus looks fantastic. I want to thank our owner representative Mike Wassermann, our CBO Terese McNamee, Cathy Stienstra, and Martinez for all their hard work this summer making it all come together.

Staff has spent the last five days in training sessions and in their rooms getting ready for Tuesday. Training included a full day of work with our Columbia Teachers College Trainers introducing the new Reading Units of Study, and a full day of instructional technology training specifically getting ready for our transition to Google Chrome Books and Google Classroom in mid fall.

Looking forward to seeing you all.


Dr. Beth Polito

Elementary School 

Student Expectations and Technology Agreements

Please look for our Student Expectations and Technology Agreements in your child’s backpack on the first day of school.


Review with your child, sign, and return to school by Friday, Sept. 2nd. We will also review Student Expectations in assemblies this week. Detailed information about our school policies can be found in our Student Handbook.

  Review the Student Handbook  


School Site Council Parent Rep Needed

Woodside School Site Council is looking for a parent to serve a two-year term.

Meetings are held once a month on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 pm in Wildcats.

  Interested? Learn More or Volunteer  



Middle School 

First Day of School

Our Middle School teachers and staff will be dedicating the minimum day on Tuesday, Aug 23 to meet in grade levels. 

This is a great opportunity to begin the year and address many of the topics that are pressing (e.g., schedules, lockers, behavior expectations, technology, community service, SEL and team building activities, etc.).

We look forward to a great year!    

Athletics: Fall Sports Sign Ups

Volleyball for Grades 4-8

Volleyball registration has opened for grade 4-8 athletes, and will remain open until Friday, September 2nd.  

Not sure if your athlete wants to sign up? That’s fine! We have “Drop-In Preview Practices” for 6th-8th graders on Tuesday, August 30th, and for 4th/5th graders on Thursday, September 1st (time TBD).


  Get Info and Register  

Flag Football Registration is Open

That’s Right! Flag Football registration has opened for grade 6-8 athletes, and will remain open until Friday, September 2nd.
Not sure if your athlete wants to sign up? That’s fine! Flag football’s “Drop-In Preview Practice” will be held on Monday, August 29th (time TBD).  

  Learn More and Register  


Cross Country for 5th-8th Grade

Woodside Middle School XC is offered for 5th-8th graders looking to try out cross country running.

  • Practices are usually in the Woodside area on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays and some Sundays.

  • Kids may choose to compete in middle school races (during the week) and/or USATF club races (on Sundays). 



Music: Join a Choir

Woodside Whistlers - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade Elementary Choir

Meets: Thursdays, 7:30-8:15 AM
Start date: Thursday, September 1st
Email Dr. D for choir forms to sign up and come on the first day! All are welcome (no auditions). 


Chamber Singers -5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Middle School Choir

Meets: Wednesday, 7:30-8:15 AM
Start date: Wednesday, August 31.
Email Dr. D for choir forms to sign up and come on the first day!  All are welcome (no auditions).


Showstoppers - 8th only Choir

Members are required to be in Chamber Singers if they are to join Showstoppers. More information will be provided mid to end of September. 

If your child is joining a choir - please make sure you are on Dr. D's email list. Most communications come directly from Dr. D via email.

First Week...

Aug 22 - 3pm
Class List Posting

Aug 22 - 3:30pm
School Board Mtg

Aug 23
First Day of School

Aug 23 - 8:30
Parent Coffee

Aug 26 - 5:30pm
Family Pizza Picnic

Aug 31 - 8:30m
PTA Board Mtg

... And Beyond

Sep 1 - 12:30pm
Minimum Day Dismissal

Sep 1 - 6pm
Back to School Night


Sep 5 -
Labor Day
No school 


  See Full Calendar  


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